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Shanghai, China, 23 August 2015 – Following the success of the first Climb For Hope on 28 June 2015, Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, will be organizing the second Climb For Hope Vertical Fun Run on 10 September 2016. The event will continue as a Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai corporate social responsibility tradition, in support of children’s charity and a healthy lifestyle. 


Climb for Hope Vertical Fun Run is a vertical fun run, with participants climbing the 250 meters high Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai building to reach the finishing line and highest floor – 60 floors, 1,625 steps.  Registration is now underway, open to adults 18 years and above. Participation fee is RMB288nett that includes a complimentary buffet breakfast at Calypso Restaurant & Lounge , a starter kit (Sports T-shirt), on-day warm-up instructions from our professional fitness instructor, and a completion medal when you finish the climb. Family and friends of the participants are welcomed to dine together with participants for RMB$158nett per person at Calypso Restaurant & Lounge. Interested climbers can register on the hotel’s bilingual (English and Simplified Chinese) WeChat registration page or at the hotel’s Fitness Centre (Level 4). For assistance or more information, potential participants can call the event hotline at (86 21) 2203 6780. 


All participation fee proceeds collected will be donated to the Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre, to assist with the medical treatment of under privileged children. In 2015, RMB$45,800 was raised and donated to the Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre, this year, Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai hopes to break the record.  


Besides climbing for charity, Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai hopes to promote a healthy and positive lifestyle through this event. The stresses of big city urban living demands that we spend most of our time and energy at work, neglecting healthy living habits like proper nutrition, sleep and exercise. Climb for Hope Vertical Fun Run presents a light-hearted and fun side to exercise, bringing together families and the community to climb together.  


Participants this year will come from the public and participating partner communities – CEO Roundtable on Cancer and Jing An Kerry Centre, the Shanghai Shangri-La hotels – Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai and Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.  All are welcome to participate, amateur or elite runners, as we are climbing for a good cause. Everyone is a winner as long as you participate, with a congratulatory completion medal presented at the finishing line. 


More about Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre (SCMC) 

The SCMC is a tertiary paediatric hospital affiliated to the Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine. It was jointly established by Shanghai Municipal People’s government and Project HOPE as a general children’s hospital. Based in Shanghai, Pudong, the medical centre, covers an area of 17 acres with a capacity of 500 designated medical beds. 


Summarised Information of Event  

Date: 10 September 2016, Saturday 

Time: 7.30am  

Attire: Sports wear 

Meet up point: Jing An Kerry Centre Piazza (between Café Liang and Calypso) 

Participation Fee: RMB288 per person 


Participation Fee Includes:   

Breakfast at Calypso Restaurant & Lounge  

Starter Kit (Sports T-Shirt and on-day instructions: pick-up prior to event) 

Beneficiary Charity: Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre – All participation fees collected will be donated to beneficiary charity.  

Event Partners: Jing An Kerry Centre and CEO Roundtable on Cancer  

Climb Statistics: 250 meters building, 60 floors, 1,625 steps 

Hotline: (86 21) 2203 6780     


Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. 

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PRESS CONTACT:  Elizabeth Wan  

Director of Communications 

Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai 

1218 Middle Yan'an Road  

Jing An Kerry Centre on West Nanjing Road, Shanghai 200040 

Telephone: (86 21) 2203 8888 




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